I believe the LaPorte organizer scheduled the comp on the same weekend as Waterloo on purpose - hoping to attract some teams that were going to do Waterloo. I talked to him down at the Big Creek competition. This is LaPorte's first BBQ comp and it's limited to 30 teams this first year. It will be set up at the city park and if I remember correctly, has lots of shade.
I like the idea - I think. Ask me again on July 21.